Posted July 1, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Lisa Grovenstein, 404-894-8835
North Avenue Apartments Focus of Training Event
The Georgia Tech Police Department and Atlanta Fire and Rescue are conducting a full-scale fire exercise at Georgia Tech’s North Avenue Apartments on Thursday, July 1. Although there are no students living in the student housing complex during the summer, the exercise affords both departments the opportunity to improve incident command operations as well as to increase familiarity with the largest residence hall on the Tech campus.
Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., there will a number of emergency response vehicles and personnel reporting to the North Avenue Apartments as part of the exercise. Other campus units participating in the exercise will include Environmental Health and Safety (Fire Safety), Housing and Communications & Marketing. While North Avenue will remain open during the drill, Centennial Olympic Park Drive may be reduced to two lanes in the vicinity of the North Avenue Apartments.
The fire exercise is part of an ongoing series of training drills designed to improve response capabilities of the Georgia Tech Police Department as well as to enhance coordination capabilities between first responders serving the Georgia Tech campus.